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Dear Evan Hansen
’s Adult Stars Were Once Like Evan, Too
By Michael Gioia | 02/19/2017
How Michael Park, Jennifer Laura Thompson, and Rachel Bay Jones went from teens like Evan Hansen to the parents they play onstage.
Come From Away
Aims to Heal Hearts and Minds
By Joe Gambino | 02/18/2017
The new musical ensures that the stories of 9/11 heroes will go unsung no more.
25 Years Later,
Crazy for You
’s Bobby Child Becomes Bela Zangler
By Michael Gioia | 02/17/2017
Harry Groener returns to
Crazy for You
for a one-night-only concert February 19, starring Tony Yazbeck and Laura Osnes.
For Military Veterans, Theatre Saves Lives
By Olivia Clement | 02/17/2017
Three actors open up about their transitions from the military to civilian life—and the important role that theatre played.
What Is John Kander’s Favorite Kander & Ebb Show?
By Matt Weinstock | 02/16/2017
If Kander could see one of his collaborations brought back to life,
is what he’d choose.
Why Audiences Should Expect More From Arthur Miller’s Lesser-Known Play
By Diep Tran | 02/15/2017
After years of trying, director Terry Kinney finally gets
The Cast of
Shares Their Best Worst Dates
By Michael Gioia | 02/14/2017
On the night of their first preview, Gideon Glick, Lindsay Mendez, and the cast of Broadway’s
spill the details of their dating horror stories.
How This Florida Theatre Breaks New Ground With
Sunday in the Park
By Ruthie Fierberg | 02/13/2017
The winter production of the Sondheim musical puts Zoetic Stage on the map.
, the Casting Is in the Heel
By Diep Tran | 02/13/2017
How the casting director of
keeps the iconic shoes filled.
Did You Know Mark Twain Has Theatrical Roots?
By Matt Weinstock | 02/12/2017
now at Encores!, isn’t the author’s only connection to the theatre.
Just After a Breakup, Director Trip Cullman Found His Next
By Olivia Clement | 02/11/2017
Joshua Harmon and Trip Cullman find the funny beneath the pain—and vice versa—in
Writer Roger Miller Was the “Real Huckleberry Finn”
By William Hauptman | 02/10/2017
Librettist William Hauptman shares memories of his
#YayCupid: 12 Printable Broadway Valentines
By Talaura Harms, David Gewirtzman | 02/10/2017
Download and print this year’s Broadway inspired valentines and you’ll be on your way to saying
I Do! I Do!
Prepare for Valentine’s Day with Playbill Mixtape’s Love Songs
By Ruthie Fierberg , Felicia Fitzpatrick | 02/09/2017
For when you’re feeling in that lovey kind of mood.
4 Theatre Veterans on the Art of Adaptation
By Matt Weinstock | 02/08/2017
What draws Rachel Chavkin, Dave Malloy, Michael John LaChiusa, and Daryl Waters to tackle impossible stage adaptations?
Playbill Prepares for its Most Star-studded Cruise Ever!
By Ruthie Fierberg | 02/07/2017
Broadway on the High Seas 8
sets sail February 17 with a record-breaking number of stars aboard the luxury adventure.
Twenty Years Later, Glenn Close Finds a New Norma
By Mark Peikert | 02/07/2017
It may be a reprisal of her Tony-winning role, but Glenn Close isn’t repeating anything in Broadway’s revival of
How Big River Conquered Broadway—Twice!—and Now Comes to Encores!
By Rocco Landesman | 02/06/2017
The story of how a twangy Mark Twain musical conquered Broadway from the man who had the kernel of an idea in the first place.
The New Los Angeles Theatre Company Catering to Everyone’s “Bucket List”
By Patrick Pizzolorusso |
The artistic director behind the West Coast’s new Bucket List Theatre company is creating a new home for L.A. theatre actors.
How Aerial Staging Makes the Sea Come Alive in This
By Michael Gioia | 02/05/2017
The production, cruising to theatres around the country, takes the epic Herman Melville story to new heights.
What’s Hot in London: Jan. 28–Feb. 3
By Mark Shenton | 02/04/2017
Performance dates announced for Audra McDonald, highlights from the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards, and news on this year’s Oliviers.
When Stephen Karam Couldn’t Get Cast, He Found
Speech & Debate
By Matt Smith | 02/04/2017
The Tony-winning playwright and the cast of his upcoming film adaptation give us behind-the-scene access into the motivations behind the April film.
The Phantom of the Opera
, It’s All About the Voice
By Michael Gioia | 02/04/2017
Casting director Tara Rubin shares insight on what makes the perfect match for Broadway’s longest-running show.
Why You Need to Know
’s Juan Pablo Di Pace
By Joe Gambino | 02/03/2017
Fresh from the Netflix original, the Argentine actor brings an international flair and his theatre roots to Feinstein’s/54 Below.
Came Back to Life for One Night
At the National Dance Institute’s
dancer Tiler Peck and Tony winner Terrence Mann performed a number from the Broadway-bound musical.
The L.A. Theatre Digest: January 26-February 1
By Patrick Pizzolorusso | 02/02/2017
The Normal Heart
will play L.A.’s Chromolume, and registration is now open for the Hollywood Fringe Festival.
How John Kander Found a New Writing Partner
By Olivia Clement | 02/02/2017
How Kander met collaborator Greg Pierce, why they love working together, and what to expect from their new musical,
Inside the Los Angeles Filming of
By Yvette Kojic | 02/01/2017
carries the banner to cinemas beginning February 16.
How to Enjoy Your Favorite Stage Stars From Your Couch All Month
By Ruthie Fierberg | 01/31/2017
The movies and TV shows every theatre fan should tune into online and on the small screen this February.
Why Sean Hayes Got an Award for Constantly Messing Up
By Seth Rudetsky | 01/30/2017
This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth explains how Sean Hayes ruined things onstage while working stage crew, and shares more details about the
Concert for America
What’s Hot in London: January 21-27
By Mark Shenton | 01/28/2017
The National Theatre announces a slate of new productions for 2017-2018, including
with Bryan Cranston.
How Chris Fields Brought Theatre to L.A. 20 Years Ago
By Patrick Pizzolorusso | 01/27/2017
Chris Fields, artistic director of the Echo Theater Company in L.A., talks theatre and the company’s life while preparing to open its first show of 2017 for Echo’s 20th anniversary.
Meet the Man Who Makes Broadway Autism-Friendly
By Ruthie Fierberg | 01/27/2017
How Harry Smolin adjusts the Main Stem’s most spectacular shows for a marginalized audience without losing any of the magic.
Facts and Backstage Stories
By Adam Hetrick |
The creatives of
The Phantom of the Opera
share secrets and cool
-facts from the hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. Do you know all of these?
The L.A. Theatre Digest: January 19-25
By Patrick Pizzolorusso | 01/26/2017
Al Pacino and Judith Light take on Tennessee Williams, and The Actors’ Gang announces new board members, plus openings and closings on the West Coast.
Phantom of the Opera
Still Runs Flawlessly After 29 Years
By Michael Gioia | 01/26/2017
Tony-winning director Harold Prince and the creative team share the secrets behind
The Phantom of the Opera
’s three-decade upkeep.
How the Trifecta of
Leads Make Each Production Fresh
By Ruthie Fierberg | 01/25/2017
Miguel Cervantes, Karen Olivo, and Joshua Henry make their performances in Chicago and on tour singular in light of their history-making predecessors.
The Expert Guide to Vocal Health: Broadway Professionals Share Secrets
By Michael Gioia |
Sick before opening night? Dried out vocal cords in the winter? Losing your voice from overexertion? Broadway professionals and vocal experts share their secrets to remain in good voice.
Behind the Scenes at the Sold-Out
Concert for America
By Seth Rudetsky | 01/23/2017
This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth explains how Carrie Manolakos got to sing the show-stopping “Hallelujah” and the story behind Sharon Gless and Lynn Redgrave’s staged screaming match.
Schmoozing with the Stars
By Thomas Connors | 01/23/2017
Local Chicago theatres add a bit of hospitality with hangouts where local artists, the casts of their shows, and patrons intermingle.
Why More Plays Should be Set in Chicago
By Robert Loerzel | 01/23/2017
Playwright Ike Holter believes his adopted home town needs more attention.
After His Movie Fell Through, Mark Ruffalo Knew Exactly What to Do
By Ruthie Fierberg | 01/23/2017
The Tony and Academy Award nominee wanted, more than anything, to get back onstage.
How TV Made Aya Cash Better Onstage
By Iris Wiener | 01/22/2017
The star of FXX’s
You’re the Worst
made the move to TV to up her profile and get cast onstage.
What’s In Your Book?
What’s in Killian Donnelly’s Book? The Songs That Booked the
By Michael Gioia | 01/22/2017
’ Charlie Price takes us through his audition repertoire.
5 Concerts to See After a Day at BroadwayCon
By Michael Gioia | 01/21/2017
If you’re in town for the convention, and want to experience all NYC has to offer, check out a concert after your day at the Javits Center.
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